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Sherman named an NFC top performer for week 2 performance

Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman, right, lines up against San Francisco 49ers' Anquan Boldin in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Seattle. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/John Froschauer

Sherman named an NFC top performer for week 2 performance

New York, NY (Sports Network) – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and Chicago Bears kick returner/punt returner Devin Hester have been named the NFC’s top performers for the second week of the 2013 season.

Rodgers completed 34-of-42 passes for 480 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 146 passer rating in the Packers’ 38-20 win over the Washington Redskins. He joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Y.A. Tittle (1962) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to throw for at least 480 yards and four touchdowns without an interception in a single game.

Sherman had an interception and two tackles in the Seahawks’ 29-3 win over San Francisco. He helped limit 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who had 208 receiving yards a score in Week 1, to one catch for seven yards.

Hester had a franchise-record 249 kickoff-return yards in the Bears’ 31-30 win over Minnesota. He averaged 49.8 yards per return on five kickoffs. His 13 career Special Teams Player of the Week Awards are the most ever by a return specialist and tied for the most ever among all players with John Carney and Adam Vinatieri.

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